Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Unilever Recalls Lipton Milk Tea After Finding Melamine

Article on cnn.com -- Manufacturing giant recalls melamine tainted tea.  Here's an excerpt:

Unilever is recalling four batches of Lipton Milk Tea sold in Hong Kong and Macau after finding traces of the chemical melamine in the product, the company said Tuesday.

Unilever Hong Kong Limited described it as a precautionary measure and said no other Lipton Milk Tea Powder products were affected.

The announcement came a day after British confectioner Cadbury said it has recalled all of its Chinese-made candy products after preliminary tests showed they contained trace amounts of melamine. Some of the products were exported to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, Nauru and Christmas Island, according to the company.

They are the latest companies to get caught up in China's tainted milk scandal, which began earlier this month when authorities discovered melamine in powdered infant formula.

Contaminated milk has sickened nearly 53,000 children in China, killing four.

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